I’ve been listening to Stephen King’s On Writing and finished it this morning. Great book and I loved the audiobook.
- Write daily.
- Let my story development flow as I write.
- Start with a what if situation and move to a story about the people.
- Write what is true and believable.
- Use the first word that comes to mind.
- “He said or she said” is divine.
- Write to your ideal reader.
- Write with the door closed, edit with the door open.
- Writing is not life, life’s interruptions are more important.
- Be professional and study your craft.
- Kill your darlings.
Amazon sent me a notice my page may be shut down from inactivity.
Would you please click on my Amazon page and help me keep it open?
I use it as one way to share my books and t shirts.
Many thanks my friends!
I hope you are doing well. I wanted to let you know that I am working on the next installment of Blood Thrasher.
It has been taking me a little longer than expected, but I will let you know when it is ready.
First in the series
Blood Thrasher is The Savannah Vampire Novel Series with the first novelette titled The Devil’s in The Metal.
What could go wrong with VIP tickets to Blood Thrasher?
Unsuspecting headbangers and a great concert.
But…the band isn’t human, are they?
Break out the stakes, vampire hunters are coming for Blood.
When the sun rises, who will be left standing?
Set in 1989 in Savannah, Georgia, the series introduces the reader a fast action traditional lore style vampire story. I wanted the story to be fast paced and full of action.
I am working on the second installment in the Blood Thrasher series titled Blood Thrasher: Vinyl All Night. Here is a preview of the next cover! I hope you like it.
This indie publishing thing is a learn as you go. I’ve read several books, and keep exploring all of the vast tools to use for self-publishing. I am publishing through Amazon and love the quality of the prints. My books have all been published in the USA, but are also available through Amazon worldwide.
One of the things I am learning about it how to produce my own covers. I purchased licensing use rights for the image for Blood Thrasher and updated the cover with more of the feel of the novelette that I wanted.
Here is another example from my chess book.
As you can see there is a huge difference between my first cover and the 2nd one in this update. I love the look and feel of the knight with sword drawn in the 2nd one.
If you are an indie trying to publish, don’t be afraid to try things out. Even if you don’t feel like it looks like you want it to just yet, go ahead and do it.
What a great day for creating!
I have been looking for the right action planner and kept coming up short, so I thought why not create one and self-publish?
So I did! Created this in about 12 working hours of time. The formatting was the kicker.
Anyway, it is a 90 day action planner focusing on goal setting, time management, and getting the work done!
Sent it off to AMAZON. I shared it and had a couple of people ask me about it, so I made a 7 day sample guide. Let me know if you want to try the system for a week. I can email it to you.